Dont miss this unforgettable debut novel, told in two timelines, about smart fashion, pursuing your dreams, and loving yourself! FAT. High school senior Cookie Vonns post-graduation dreams include getting out of Phoenix, attending Parsons and becoming the next great fashion designer. But in the world of fashion, being fat is a cardinal sin. It doesnt help that shes constantly compared to her supermodel motherand named after a dessert. Thanks to her job at a fashion blog, Cookie scores a trip to New York to pitch her portfolio and appeal for a scholarship, but her plans are put on standby when shes declared too fat to fly. Forced to turn to her BFF for cash, Cookie buys a second seat on the plane. She arrives in the city to find that shes been replaced by the bosss daughter, a girl whos everything shes notultrathin and superrich. Bowing to societys pressure, she vows to lose weight, get out of the friend zone with her crush, and put her life on track. SKINNY. Cookie expected sunshine and rainbows, but nothing about her new life is turning out like she planned. When the fashion designer of the moment offers her what shes always wantedan opportunity to live and study in New Yorkshe finds herself in a world full of people more interested in putting women down than dressing them up. Her designs make waves, but her real dream of creating great clothes for people of all sizes seems to grow more distant by the day. Will she realize that shes always had the power to make her own dreams come true?...
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Fat Girl on a Plane Reviews
I think the first thing that needs to be said about this book is that I stayed up until almost 2 AM reading it in one sitting.
*nods sagely with weary, red eyes*
Yup. Something about this story was so addictive. But it wasn't like a trashy-sort of addictive, more like a I'm-so-taken-by-this-novel-I-can't-stop-reading sort of addictive. I did not put this down and I pushed through any sort of need to sleep to finish it as quickly as possible.
I picked it up and didn't set it down until I was ...more
Thanks to TLC Book Tours and Harlequin Teen for this free review copy!
Cookie's story was such a raw and honest one, depicting a journey that so so so many young women experience every day. What really touched me the most was that it wasn't a straight up "fat is beautiful, I love my body" story the ENTIRE time ~ I love reading that too, but I fully understand just how hard that is to achieve. Readers get to experience Cookie's journey toward acceptance, and witness her struggle to maintain the e ...more
I CAN'T WAIT! Kelly is brilliant and everyone needs to add this if they want to LIFE right.
This book is whip-smart, funny, and examines some really important issues. I was hooked by the main character's voice and there's something very sexy and feminist about it. I imagine this will be a favorite on the shelves and will appeal to both teens and adults. Loved it.
It's not often a book makes me want to stand up and cheer (along with making me LOL throughout). FAT GIRL ON A PLANE is like SEX IN THE CITY meets BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY meets something uniquely and completely all its own (I mean, how many authors can get away with casually and hilariously referencing sun bears, blob fish and Noam Chomsky all in one book?). This Contemporary YA novel is smart, sexy, edgy, rebellious, touching and inspiring (and very funny) all at the same time. Author deVos doesn ...more
*** I received an ARC copy of this book
I wasn't sure what to expect going into this book, but I loved it pretty much from page one. The scene on the airplane is heartbreaking, and I know people that have gone through exactly that. Everything Cookie goes through made me ragey, and then I wanted to stand up and cheer so many times when she stood up for herself, or came out on top. I'm pretty sure there were a couple moments while reading in starbucks that I fiercly whispered "YES!" and had the peo ...more
Oh God no.
Look, I live with disordered eating issues. Food and I have a complicated relationship on a good day. I care about myself too much to read Fat Girl on a Plane and endure content that's almost certain to trigger anyone in recovery from an eating disorder.
Kelly DeVos’ Fat Girl on a Plane is an important look into society’s perception of body image. In it, we meet Cookie, a fat teen fashion designer with a passion to create clothing that all body types can wear and be comfortable in. There are two interesting timelines in the story and I was amazed at how fluidly DeVos was able to bring her reader into the then and the now as Cookie starts her weight loss journey. But will she be happy when she successfully loses the weight? Or does she just need ...more